Kirkholmen

Rogaland,Norway

The shrimp trawler Kirkholmen was built in Florø in Norway and was launched in 1959 for the Norwegian company Vartdal Fiskeriselskap AS.  She left Haugesund on her way to the North Sea for fishing 5.May 1980. En route she ran aground under heavy fog at Torvestad Treboen west of Haugesund. She went down in the deep shortly after and in the accident two men lost their lives. The wreck rest today on a depth of 45 to 65 meter on the east side of the bank.


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Kirkholmen

137,6 x 24,9 x 11,1 f
     
Tons: Built: Home Port:
299 grt / 106 nrt   Florø ( N ) 1959 Ålesund ( N )
GPS: 59º 25´N 05° 12´E